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SOURCE National Association of College Stores
OBERLIN, Ohio, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the cost of a year's worth of required course materials averaging $638*, college students constantly seek ways to save money when it comes to textbooks. But they may risk not getting the materials they need to succeed in time for the start of classes by purchasing online or forgoing books for the semester altogether.
The college store is a reliable source for textbooks, providing the most value for a student's textbook-buying dollar. In addition to offering less expensive used books and rental of print and e-books, many college stores offer such money-saving offers as price-matching via price comparison software they offer in the store, free shipping, guaranteed buyback, and sales on textbooks the day before classes begin. In addition, many stores are investing in price comparison software in order to compete with online companies.
As a service to students everywhere, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) offers the following tips on how students can save on their textbook purchases, while retaining the ease and convenience of purchasing from the campus store.
*According to the most recent data gathered in OnCampus Research's Student Watch survey of more than 12,000 college students.
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Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents nearly 3,000 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,000 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores serve America's college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere. Additional information on NACS can be found online at www.nacs.org.
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